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Trench maps on National Library of Scotland website


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There isn't a facility for entering the co-ordinate and seeing the spot on the map though is there Mike (like in Trench Converter)?

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Hi,

 

What you can do if you only have the trench map co-ordinates is put then in to the Muninn Project (trench converter) site, note the longitude and latitude reference from the result, and a nearby town. Then go to the NLS site, and search for a map showing the town. Hopefully then you should either be able to find the trench map reference on the image, or by moving the cursor around that map, match the longitude/latitude co-ordinates (which appear at the bottom LHS of the screen), then zoom. change transparency level, etc.

 

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Chris

 

 

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11 minutes ago, clk said:

Hi,

 

What you can do if you only have the trench map co-ordinates is put then in to the Muninn Project (trench converter) site, note the longitude and latitude reference from the result, and a nearby town. Then go to the NLS site, and search for a map showing the town. Hopefully then you should either be able to find the trench map reference on the image, or by moving the cursor around that map, match the longitude/latitude co-ordinates (which appear at the bottom LHS of the screen), then zoom. change transparency level, etc.

 

Regards

Chris

 

 

Thanks Chris,

I was aware of that workaround, but you can't directly enter a reference like 28.c.3.a.87.52, and get the spot marked on Google/Bing Maps or a Trench Map can you?

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7 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Thanks Chris,

I was aware of that workaround, but you can't directly enter a reference like 28.c.3.a.87.52, and get the spot marked on Google/Bing Maps or a Trench Map can you?

 

You can do this on google earth. If you enter the coordinates you posted  28.c.3.a.87.52 " you get these coordinates." The centroid of grid location 28.c.3.a.87.52 is at 50.9033, 2.9009. " If you enter these coordinates into google earth (without the full-stop ie 50.9033, 2.9009) google earth will transport you to NE of Pilkem.

 

Mike

Kmz NE of Pilkem.kmz

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OK.
Thanks Mike.
I didn't realise that Google Earth could do trench map co-ordinates.

You're right.
The crossroads are where the Sportsman Bar is located, and on the wall of the house directly opposite is the plaque in memory of Pte. Ellis Humphrey Evans ( Hedd Wyn) died on 31st July 1917.

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Also the North Carolina collection. Can't enter grid refs and most maps seem to be 1918 but otherwise some detailed and annotated maps. Downloads are not particularly hi-res so screen shots are the way to go.

TEW

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